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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Take the tire off the rim and stand it up with...

Take the tire off the rim and stand it up with the valve hole down. If you use a cloth rimstrip it will drain out through the rimstrip as well as the valve hole. You may also want to remove your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Cracked frame w/ happy ending

19641

My 2005 Raleigh Prestige carbon/aluminum frame separated at the downtube junction after 843 miles last month. . . not catastrophically, though. I noticed the decal covering the joint...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,982
Posted By WoodyUpstate

My cycling clothes have always gone through the...

My cycling clothes have always gone through the washing machine (cold water) and dryer (delicate cycle), all with regular laundry detergent. This includes neoprene booties, gloves, helmet pads, shoe...
07-06-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,133
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I searched eBay for 1/4" grade 25 bearings and...

I searched eBay for 1/4" grade 25 bearings and got 40 hits. $11US w/ shipping for 100 with Buy it Now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By WoodyUpstate

My '01 Fuji Team is still going strong, after...

My '01 Fuji Team is still going strong, after 10,000 miles +/-. It's currently at 16.4 lbs., race ready with a mix of Ult/105 9sp, tubulars and an Easton Superlite fork. This year it was relegated...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By WoodyUpstate

People make way too big a deal out of cross...

People make way too big a deal out of cross chaining. Yes, it will wear your cassette, chain and chainring if done for long periods, or very frequently. Yes, it can be noisy and, therefore,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Pet Peeves

Wheel manufacturers who list the weight of their wheels, but don't say whether it's with or without skewers.

Riders who turn into Lance Armstrong when their turn comes at the front of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-06, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I have used Pedro's Ice Wax for several years. ...

I have used Pedro's Ice Wax for several years. You can buy 16oz bottle of the stuff, which will get me through a season.

The key is to lube at least an hour or so before a ride so the wax has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Follow up . . . Oversize (31.8mm) carbon bar...

Follow up . . .

Oversize (31.8mm) carbon bar and stem vs. 25.4mm alloy bar & stem?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Carbon Bars - Real Benefit or Hype?

There doesn't seem to be much difference in weight.

Is stiffness and/or ride quality that much better than a good alloy bar?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-06, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Rear. . . this past Saturday after hitting an...

Rear. . . this past Saturday after hitting an unavoidable pothole.

For me, pinch flats are rare. I'm 165 lbs. and I always inflate to the tire's recommended maximum.
06-13-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I'm currently riding a Dura Ace 10-speed crankset...

I'm currently riding a Dura Ace 10-speed crankset with an otherwise Shimano 9-speed drivetrain. No problems here.
06-09-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,186
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Julien Absalon is the current french stud on the...

Julien Absalon is the current french stud on the XC MTB circuit. He's the reigning Olympic gold medalist, world champion and World Cup winner. And, he's leading the World Cup at the moment, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-06, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Get a hardtail MTB w/ disc brakes. Put some 1.5"...

Get a hardtail MTB w/ disc brakes. Put some 1.5" road tires on it and ride away. The MTB's hubs are better sealed for crud and moisture, the discs will keep you stopping, even when wet, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I suggest checking your cleat placement,...

I suggest checking your cleat placement, especially on the foot that's going numb. See if its fore-aft position on the shoe is the same as the "good" foot. If it is looks okay, time to start making...
05-15-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Why should McEwen be criticized for sitting on...

Why should McEwen be criticized for sitting on Pettachi's train? Pettachi (when healthy) does it?

And why the criticism of the sprinters? No too many people can pedal 48 mph for 300 meters,...
05-15-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Rode 90 minutes in a driving rain Friday. There...

Rode 90 minutes in a driving rain Friday. There was at least 3 ounces of water in my rear wheel. I had to remove the tire and tube overnight and let the water drip out through the Velox rimstrip...
05-15-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By WoodyUpstate

1. You need to detension after truing, before...

1. You need to detension after truing, before dishing.
2. When correcting for dish, you should only change spoke tension on one side of the wheel, and by the same amount, e.g. 1/4 turn per spoke...
05-12-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Ekimov is 40 this year, and is still a valued...

Ekimov is 40 this year, and is still a valued domestique, but isn't expected to win races. Andre Tschmil was a stud at 40 and still factored in the one-day classics, and Tinker Juarez is still a...
05-12-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I've silenced BB creaks by cleaning the threads...

I've silenced BB creaks by cleaning the threads thoroughly - BB & frame - and then wrapping the BB threads with plumber's teflon tape ($2 at the local hardware store).
05-10-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Very good advice. Now need to find bearings.

Very good advice. Now need to find bearings.
05-09-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Giant NRS Bearings - cooked

The rear sus bearings on my 2001 Giant NRS are cooked. Not seized - yet - but clearly need to be replaced.

I haven't obtained a rebuild kit yet, but my concern is how to get the old bearings out...
05-04-06, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By WoodyUpstate

It HELPS, but is not a cure-all, to put a piece...

It HELPS, but is not a cure-all, to put a piece of brake cable in the housing before cutting. It gives the housing some support and reduces some of the mashing that takes place. You'll still need...
05-04-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By WoodyUpstate

DT 14/15/14 are perfect spokes for the intended...

DT 14/15/14 are perfect spokes for the intended application. They are durable and will give a slightly more compliant ride than straight-gauge spokes.

However, wheel/spoke durability is very much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 06:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,166
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Chain lubes . . . dry, wax-based lubes are...

Chain lubes . . . dry, wax-based lubes are worthless after 1/2 hour (or less) in the rain.

Wet lubes like Tri-Flow last much better when it's wet, and is my lube of choice on my MTB here in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,166
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Rain alone is a relatively minor inconvenience,...

Rain alone is a relatively minor inconvenience, unless it's accompanied by . . .

1. lightning
2. cold (say, below 45 degrees F)
3. wind
4. heavy rain
04-28-05, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By WoodyUpstate

If you have DishNetwork satellite service you can...

If you have DishNetwork satellite service you can subscribe to the Italian channel RAI for about $13/month. I THINK the Giro will be broadcast on it daily. Everything will be in italian, but who...
01-21-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Be patient. It won't be long before the web...

Be patient. It won't be long before the web takes over for satellite/cable TV. I expect in a couple of years you'll be able to watch ANYTHING live via webcast, especially niche-type programming. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-05, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By WoodyUpstate

........you watch Nascar don't you ?? :eek: ...

........you watch Nascar don't you ?? :eek: :eek:[/QUOTE]


No, I'm usually riding my bike on weekend afternoons during NASCAR season.

And, though I'm not a fan of NASCAR, I appreciate that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,558
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Wash after every ride. Buy one new pair of...

Wash after every ride. Buy one new pair of shorts per year and before long you can ride every day for a week in a clean pair of shorts.

I throw all my jerseys, shorts, gloves (yes, even the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By WoodyUpstate

IF Lance raced and won the Giro or Vuelta it...

IF Lance raced and won the Giro or Vuelta it would be a mere footnote in his career in the eyes of most Americans. The Europeans may appreciate his effort, but NBC, NY Times, CNN, etc. will largely...
Forum: Foo
01-19-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,537
Posted By WoodyUpstate

My official reason for not drinking is for...

My official reason for not drinking is for religious reasons - but even if I stopped practicing my religion I would not start drinking. I'm tempted to say more, but fear I may come across as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-05, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I'm convinced LA will never ride the Giro or...

I'm convinced LA will never ride the Giro or Vuelta. First, the italians are after him for messing with Simioni in last year's TdF, and his former relationship with the recently convicted Dr....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-05, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,053
Posted By WoodyUpstate

While it's true that other industries, such as...

While it's true that other industries, such as aerospace, may continue to invest in aluminum R&D, these industries - especially aerospace - are going CF, too, in a big way.

And even if aluminum...
01-17-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By WoodyUpstate

How about Tyler's epic solo in the '03 TdF? ...

How about Tyler's epic solo in the '03 TdF?

Also, not every rider is "allowed" to go on a break in a big race. Frequently the peleton chases down breaks with the wrong mix of riders . . . perhaps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,053
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I believe the intent of this thread has been lost...

I believe the intent of this thread has been lost . . . but what's new.

The intent was NOT to discuss the relative merits of aluminum as a frame material, or compare it to other frame materials,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,053
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Aluminum as frame material - Reached its peak?

With high-end road bikes going carbon, almost universally, does this mean the end of innovation for aluminum frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,305
Posted By WoodyUpstate

57.4 mph with a good tailwind last spring.

57.4 mph with a good tailwind last spring.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By WoodyUpstate

The problem is they don't have cheap components...

The problem is they don't have cheap components on good steel frames.

So. . . . eBay.
12-31-04, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I use Pedros Ice Wax from April to October here...

I use Pedros Ice Wax from April to October here in Upstate NY, but only on the road bike. For the MTB and winter road riding it's Tri Flo. Wax based lubes are worthless when wet. When the temps...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,469
Posted By WoodyUpstate

1. Not all 853 bikes are ALL 853. For some only...

1. Not all 853 bikes are ALL 853. For some only the main triangle is 853 while the rear triangle is generic, or carbon - hence the different weights for 853 frames.

2. I believe that all 853...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,140
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Having ridden a 9-speed 105 group before...

Having ridden a 9-speed 105 group before upgrading to Ultegra, 105 shifters are not as durable. There is more plastic, they rattle more and will wear out sooner (but it may still take years - your...
12-13-04, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,706
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I find I need toasties in the 50 degree range,...

I find I need toasties in the 50 degree range, and I put my Performance Booties on in the 40s and below. Even so, below 35 degrees I only get 1 - 1.5 hours of comfortable riding in before I lose...
12-13-04, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I successfully performed the cold set this...

I successfully performed the cold set this weekend using Sheldon Brown's 2x4 and string method (see link above). It tool all of 15 minutes before I got the alignment and width correct at the same...
12-13-04, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I just "cold set" my '80s vintage Peugot to 130mm...

I just "cold set" my '80s vintage Peugot to 130mm from 126mm this weekend using the method Sheldon Brown described. Yup, I used a 2x4 and a piece of string to widen the dropouts. It took about 15...
12-10-04, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By WoodyUpstate

The more expensive chains are better protected...

The more expensive chains are better protected (via exterior plating, I think) against rusting. Cheap chains rust like crazy after washing or a rain ride, if you don't dry them off. A Dura Ace...
12-09-04, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Lance really can't reconnoiter the high TdF...

Lance really can't reconnoiter the high TdF mountain stages until the snow melts in May and June, so I guess that's why he can postpone the announcement.

He's already committed, or nearly so, to...
12-09-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Keep your chain as it's not yet worn out. As...

Keep your chain as it's not yet worn out. As long as everything is shifting fine, then don't worry about it.

I have 3 different wheelsets each with a different cassette (with a different ratio,...
12-08-04, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By WoodyUpstate

Cold Set a Steel Frame

I have a Peugot Triathlon frame gathering dust. The frame is 520 steel and came with a 6-speed drivetrain.

I am thinking about having the frame "cold set" to accept a 9-speed drivetrain so I can...
12-08-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By WoodyUpstate

I didn't start racing until I was 40.

I didn't start racing until I was 40.
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